Klamath County Library screening The Cakemaker at January’s Foreign Film Night
Tuesday, January 8th 5:30pm
Downtown Klamath County Library
The downtown Klamath County Library will screen the gentle Israeli melodrama The Cakemaker on Tuesday, January 8th at 5:30 pm.
Thomas, a young German baker, has an affair with a married Israeli businessman, who makes a point to visit Thomas’ shop whenever he’s in Berlin. When Thomas’ lover, Oren, is killed in a car crash, Thomas seeks closure in Oren’s hometown – and finds himself in a café run by Oren’s widow, Anat. Keeping his relationship with Oren a secret, Thomas gets a job baking at the café; his not-so-kosher confections irritate the local Jewish conservatives, but his pastry skills make the café a tourist hit regardless. As he becomes indispensable at the shop – and further entangled in Anat’s life – Thomas must ask himself: what is he trying to accomplish, exactly? Is he performing some kind of penance for the affair? Trying to cling to Oren’s memory any way he can? Or something else…?
The Cakemaker is UNRATED, in German and Hebrew with English subtitles, and runs for 1 hour, 53 minutes.
This film and many of our other Foreign Film Night titles are available on Kanopy, the library’s video streaming service. To start checking out five free movies every month, log in with your library card barcode and library account password at klamathlibrary.kanopy.com. (Need to reset your library account password? Just stop by a library branch to get started.)
For more information, please call 541-882-8894.